💌 Missing Words by Loree Westron⁠


👩 Jenny is a postal worker. She is struggling with her life: her marriage is falling apart, her daughter is leaving the nest, her best friend at work is retiring. When a postcard with an incomplete address lands on her table at work, she is moved by the lovely word and decides to go to Isle of Wight and deliver it herself instead of directing it to the dead letter office. ⁠

❤️ I liked:⁠
🚴‍♀️ The journey. Deciding to deliver the postcard, Jenny embarks on a physical and emotional journey. She travels around the Isle of Wight thinking about her life and her past.⁠
✍️ The writing. This short novella is fluid and really easy to follow. The inserts that describe Jenny’s past are also engaging, and they help with the story, making it even more dynamic.⁠
⛰️ The setting. There are so many beautiful descriptions of the Isle of Wight, you really just want to go there and start cycling up and down the island.⁠
💌 The mysterious postcard. I loved this idea. I find postcards so romantic and thoughtful. I feel like if you spend your time buying, writing and sending a postcard, the recipient really means something to you. ⁠

⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ 4/5 Missing Words is a heartwarming story about family, loss and love. Thanks to NetGalley and Fairlight Books for the copy.⁠

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